December 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Eric Conn is captured, being returned to Ky.

A fugitive Kentucky lawyer who disappeared six months ago before facing a prison sentence for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case has been captured in Honduras and will be returned to the U.S., officials said.  More...

Sports

Music City Bowl believes in Wildcat fans

Music City Bowl officials are banking on Kentucky football fans in western Kentucky turning out to see the Wildcats play Northwestern Dec. 29 — the same day UK and Louisville play basketball just a few hours before the bowl game starts.   More...

LCC boys hit the road after losing first three

The Letcher Central Cougars are on the road this week with games at Eastside (Va.) on Friday, December 8, and at Belfry next Tuesday night, December 12. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Don’t let winter stop your fishing

This is early December and the late fall of the year, but some good fishing is going on at some lakes for fish like bass.  More...

Entertainment

A Simple, Family-Friendly Menu

For many households, there are some requirements when you make time to prepare a family meal. More...

Give cookies this year

Freshly baked cookies are a wonderful holiday gift. Hosting family and friends for a cookie exchange party is a great way to start a new holiday tradition and get a variety of baked goods and some new recipes without spending much money.  More...

Community calendar

December 8 — The Whitesburg annual Christmas Parade will be held on December 8 on Main Street. Line-up will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the parade will start at six.   More...

Testimony may last a full week in murder trial

Opening statements are expected to begin today (Wednesday) in the murder trial of James R. Huffman IV, accused in the New Year’s 2014 stabbing death of Michael Hogg.  More...

Construction to begin in 2018 on 119 project

Construction is scheduled to begin next year on a $27.8 million widening project for a section of U.S. 119 North from Pine Mountain Junction to the existing four-lane at Mayking.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907   Thursday, December 8, 1927  More...

Now Here's a Tip

• Trying to open a stuck jar? Tap the sides of the lid on the counter or floor on all sides, and the jar will magically open. Try it!  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: DEC.4 - 8   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.  E-m@il address  In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net   More...

Families & Friends

Santa will come for breakfast

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center.  More...

Nikole Lee chosen a Rogers Scholar

Nikole Makenna Lee has been named a 2017 Rogers Scholar, one of only two students chosen for the honor at Letcher County Central High School.  More...

Art auction planned

The second annual Boone Art Auction will be held at 6 p.m., December 22, at the Appalshop Theater, 91 Madison Avenue, Whitesburg. There will be a $5 entry fee and the auction will include items by national and local artists. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth Polly dies at 69

Funeral services for Kenneth Darrell Polly, 69, of Jenkins, were held December 1 at St. George’s Catholic Church in Jenkins.  A son of Anna Williams Polly and the late Lester Jay Polly, he was born in Jenkins. More...

Services held for Nellie Vance

Nellie Collins Vance, 80, died November 27.  A daughter of the late Celis and Lilie Cornett, she was the widow of Paul Collins and later married Edward Vance, who also preceded her in death.  She was a sister of the late Paul Cornett, Jimmy More...

Hayden King succumbs at 87

Hayden King, 87, died November 27 at his home in Lexington.  Born in Kite to the late Ray and Elizabeth Adams King, he was the widower of Sarah Katherine King to whom he was married for 46 years.  The father of the late Mark DeWayne Farris, More...